There is nothing quite like the insanity of Nutcracker week, and this time the usual nuttiness is only topped by the fact that I also have mounds of final exams to grade. Don’t get me wrong…I actually LOVE The Nutcracker. My love affair started when I was in high school and we would go every Christmas to Rockefeller Center and a performance by the New York City Ballet. One of my closest friends and I would have our own sing along in the audience. I have the best memories of it, and I love sharing that joy now with both of my kids. Yet, there is a lot of stress that goes along with it when you are the dance mom working behind the scenes to make sure everything turns out beautifully. Still, how could you not be enchanted by these two?